Posts Tagged ‘ dirt chronicles ’

Dirt Chronicles Part 9: Healing Dirt

April 25, 2012
burgas1

Tomorrow is our dirt/earth party at the Academy of Sciences, so we figured it’s about time for a little update of the Dirt Chronicles. This time we’re exploring the magical powers of dirt around the world! While clay has been used as medicine by indigenous peoples for ages, the first recorded use is traced back...
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dirt chronicles: part 8

August 23, 2011
sand1930s

even though sand isn’t dirt…this post still belongs in the dirt chronicles because you know what? sand is kind of like dirt. there are a lot of dedicated sand collectors out there and they deserve some love! sand from all over the world can be quite stunning in all the variety of shades, shapes,...
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dirt chronicles: part 7

June 8, 2011
malidjenne

when i was in morocco two years ago, i was amazed by the ancient beauty and simplicity of many homes and casbahs made completely out of dirt. the walls, which were often more than a foot thick, kept the heat out in the blazing summers, but also maintained warmth in wintertime. when gretchen sent...
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